Electric Heart

The goal of this project was to create a creative switch that turns on the LED light without using your hand. The light is controlled by the broken felt heart coming together, and your hand is only used to move the zipper back and forth.

On the back of the device, there are attached two pieces of aluminum foil with the ends of the yellow wire attached to act as the conductors. When the two pieces of aluminum foil touch (the two pieces of the broken heart come together), the light illuminates.

The device is also symbolic of finding ‘the other half of your heart’. This can be interpreted in many different ways, whatever the story means to you.  When the pieces are apart, the light turns off. When the pieces come together, the light turns on.